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The 2023 BC QSO Party is this weekend -- February 4 and 5, 2023. Check the rules and fire up the rig to put BC on the air!

BCQP 2023 Home Page

Update Jan. 31: landing party preparing to go ashore on Bouvet Island (latest news). The #2 most-wanted DXCC entity is being activated by a large team traveling by boat to the most remote uninhabited place on Earth.

Visit the DXpedition webpage

Orca Report: January 2023
Happy New Year! The first Orca report of 2023 brings an update about the exciting annual Pactific Northwest Challenge Cup competition and how to ensure your contest scores are part of the Orca totals. Also, a reminder about the BC QSO Party coming up Feb. 4 and 5.

Read the Orca Report

Orca membership fees due for 2023
Orca DXCC membership fees for 2023 are due in January -- it's $24 for the year and members can pay any time. Dues help the club assist important DXpeditions to rare entities, and offset the costs of hosting the annual BC QSO Party and the highly regarded Pacific Northwest DX Convention every four years.

It's easy to pay using PayPal, Interac (in Canada), or mailing a cheque/check. See how to renew or join the club.

Renew now | Read the Membership page


BC QSO Party Feb. 4-5 (rules). CQWW WPX RTTY Feb. 11-12 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX CW Feb. 18-19 (rules). FT4 DX Contest Feb. 25-26 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 25-26 (rules).
Recent contest activity... CQ 160M Jan. 27-29 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 28-29 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 21-23 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 21-22 (rules). HA DX Contest Jan. 21-22 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 14-15 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 7-8 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest 3Y0J, Bouvet Jan.-Feb. 2023 W8S, Swains Is. March 2023 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2022
Recent DX activations...
VK0MQ, Macquarie Is. June-Oct. 2022 5R8LH, Madagascar Aug. 1-Sep. 9 2022 DX0NE, Spratly Is. Aug.-Dec. 2022 CY0S, Sable Is. Oct.-Nov. 2022 TL8AA, Central African Republic (TL8ZZ on FT8) Nov. 2022 A25VR, Botswana (Dave VE7VR) Apr. 28-May 25, 2022